Welcoming Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival Blessings and Good Fortunes for a New Year

Korean Cultural Experience presented by Korean Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:00pm

The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036

Program Overview

The Korean Performing Arts Center proudly presents the Korean Cultural Experience event on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Edison Ballroom in NYC. The event celebrates Jeongwol Daeboreum, a Korean celebration, which refers to the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar, as well as the first full moon of the lunar year. There are many traditions and customs associated with Jeongwol Daeboreum in Korea. Some of these traditional performances include “Ganggangsullae” and “Jishin Balpggi” or “Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth.” The audience will participate in a series of exciting cultural experience programs which include the cracking of the Bureom nut, playing a traditional board game (Yut Nori), making of a wish for the New Year, folk dancing together, receiving a fortune in Korean calligraphy, making a traditional knot, and also trying on traditional clothes. Through this celebration, we hope to drive out negative energy, and bless the audience with good fortune, hope, peace, and prosperity in the New Year.

This is a unique opportunity to experience Korean culture and arts through a traditional festival. This is a daytime Saturday program, so all family members are welcome to come together to enjoy the event. Also, this program is a fundraising event for KPAC educational programs. KPAC will continue to contribute our culture and be an educator of Korean traditional performing arts for the younger generations throughout the New York City area.


*Audience Participation Events Program*
These events will start before the planned performances

  • Wishing Tree – Write down New Year’s wish and hang cards on wishing tree
  • Well-Wishing Remarks -Write down words of blessings to friends and family

I.   Jishin Balpggi: Stepping on the Spirits of the Earth

This event starts at Times Square outside the theater. 50 members of the performance troupe will perform at Times Square and head to Edison Ballroom. After the performance troupe enters the theater, the main event will open.  The audience at the theater can view the performance at Times Square, as a projector will be showing the live performance in the theater.

II.  Introduction

III. Binari

IV. Ip-chum: Improvisational Folk Dance with the Song of Seong-ju Puri

V. Gayageum Byeongchang: Song to the Gayageum – Korean Zither – Play
(Song: Banga Taryeong)

VI. Janggu-chum: Hourglass Drum Dance

VII. Ganggangsullae: 5,000-year-old Korean Traditional Dance
Audience participates in Ganggangsullae dance performance

VIII. Yut Nori: Traditional Board Game
Audience participates in a game of Yut Nori

*Audience Participation Events Program*
This event will conclude after the planned performances

  • Audience participants will receive a paper written in Korean calligraphy
  • Audience participants will make a Korean traditional Knot
  • Audience participants will try on Korean traditional clothes

Ticket Information

General Admission: $10 / Seniors & Students: $5
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://kpacfestival.eventbrite.com

Contact Information

Tel: 212.921.9344

E-mail: events@kpacnyc.org

Sponsors for the Event

Korean Performing Arts Center receives support from New York State Council of the Arts, Korean Cultural Service New York, The Korean Channel, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Rutgers Korean Cultural Group Alumni Association, and Camp Friendship Korea.